the Centre of African Studies 2014 Annual Lecture – Kumi Naidoo on ‘Civil Disobedience and Non-Violent Direct Action’
Date(s) - 10/06/2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
We invite you to join us for the Centre of African Studies 2014 Annual Lecture, delivered by Kumi Naidoo on the subject of ‘Civil Disobedience and Non-Violent Direct Action’
Tuesday 10th June 2014 at 6pm, followed by a wine reception at 7.30pm
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
We aim to gather a diverse audience with a wide range of experience and different perspectives on how direct action can or should be used in campaigning, in the environmental sector and beyond.
In this public lecture, Kumi Naidoo will look at what justifies non-violent direct action, and discuss when and why it should be deployed. Dr Naidoo will draw on recent campaigns such as last year’s protest at an Arctic oil drilling rig, which saw activists arrested by Russian authorities and held for 100 days, and the anti-apartheid struggle he was part of in his home country, South Africa.
To attend this event, please register on Eventbrite
Dr Kumi Naidoo is the Executive Director of Greenpeace International. In addition to leading the organisation to critical campaign victories and augmenting its influence in international political negotiations, Naidoo has been responsible for promoting considerable growth and activity by Greenpeace in the Global South. He has also been influential in fostering further cooperation between Greenpeace and many diverse parts of civil society in the fight to avert catastrophic climate change and promote environmental justice.